Business Intelligence Session

Schedule: Day 1 Wed Nov 23, 2011,  

Session Chair: Stefano Scamuzzo, Engineering Group.
Room: Main Amphitheater



1. BI State-of-the-Art and main challenges

Schedule: 04:10 - 04:30
Speaker: Philippe Niewbourg, Analyst,

2. Real Time BI is Open and Anywhere with SpagoBI

Schedule: 04:30 - 04:50
Speaker: Alessandra Toninelli, SpagoBI Consultant Engineering Group, Italy
Abstract: Real time business intelligence (RT BI) allows the analysis of business data as soon as they occur. Differently from traditional BI systems, where data are retrieved and analyzed offline, RT BI requires to gather relevant information by processing data on-the-fly as they flow between enterprise systems. Still, the potential of having real time data at hand remains largely unexploited unless the user has immediate access to them, regardless of where (s)he is and which device (s)he is using. Novel BI systems should support data analysis and delivery to the user not only in real time, but also at any place.
SpagoBI, the 100% open source BI suite, has evolved to address these challenges. Its 3.0 version supports the real time monitoring, analysis and presentation of business data and processes. SpagoBI combines the features of Business Activity Monitoring platform with advanced data analysis and presentation capabilities, including reports, KPIs and interactive charts. In addition, it provides functionalities to allow business users to receive information on existing critical situations in real time, no matter where s/he is. Users can visualize data online on their mobile devices, such as tablets and smart phones, as well as download them for later offline analysis. This way, they can detect inefficiencies and bottlenecks in business processes, promptly react to events requiring quick decision making, and discover new business opportunities hidden in their own data. 

3. Delivering Next-Generation Business Intelligence Using Open Source Software

Schedule: 04:50 - 05:10
Speaker: Tom Cahill, Vice President EMEA, Jaspersoft
Abstract:The boundless proliferation of data seems never-ending, based on a sea change of technical, economic, and social factors. New computing methodologies such as the cloud-as-infrastructure, web-powered social software, and the principles of open source design/development/distribution have created massive opportunities and challenges for businesses to get smarter about themselves and their customers. Organizations now must derive new value harnessed from the social web, and must do so with tools that are orders of magnitude more powerful, less costly, and easier to use than those of even just a few years ago. For many years, organizations have used business intelligence tools to gain strategic insight into their own structured operational data. Now, a new data landscape has emerged which requires new tools that can embrace the explosion of externally-generated data (much of which is web-based) with existing corporate IT data sources and systems. This new combination of corporate data with a wide variety of web-generated content is enabling a new breed of mash-up business intelligence applications that deliver superior insight about customers, competitors, suppliers, processes and more.
Jaspersoft joined the OW2 consortium as a corporate member in 2010 and is today involved in both leading OW2 initiatives: Business Intelligence and Open Source Cloudware. Tom Cahill, Vice President EMEA of Jaspersoft, will discuss how next-generation business intelligence software is transforming the corporate datacenter and its developers through scalable, contextually-relevant, pervasive, and open software. He'll cover how open source business intelligence software is driving a strategic, analytic agenda, creating progressive and even transformative IT organizations along the way, as well as the roadmap for Business Intelligence in the OW2 BI and Open Source Cloudware initiatives

4. Action Apps: Take Action on Big Data

Schedule: 05:10 - 05:30
Speaker: Christian Raza, Sales Director, Actian
Abstract: Action Apps are lightweight consumer-style applications that automate business actions triggered by real-time changes in data. Action Apps are easy to build, require no training and provide value far beyond traditional BI applications.
Designed to constantly scan and probe a wide variety of disparate data sources, from highly structured corporate CRM, ERP and SaaS systems to unpredictable and unstructured social networks information, Action Apps fire triggers when their data probes uncover important information.

5. Marc Sallieres, Altic

Schedule: 05:30 - 05:50
Speaker:Marc Sallières, CEO, Altic

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